Hello!

I bought an ILCE Sony A6000 back in 2015. My little Canon Powershot G3 bit the dust. I bought that one back in 2003 and it just wouldn't quit for over 10 years! Pretty good for digital. Do they still make them to last like that?

The Sony E-mount kit lenses - 16-50mm f/3.5 and 55-210mm f/4.5, and I added the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens. I want a bigger Macro lens. 90mm to 150mm f/2.8 or something.

I also have a Canon SX50HS.. for those close-up Moon shots.. heh. I actually got it before the Sony and used it for a year and half, before deciding I needed a changeable lens camera.

I started this blog to upload my own photos so that i could participate in other photo blogs to submit to. Nothing more, nothing less.

I like taking photos of a lot of things I find interesting.. mostly flowers. I also have another blog "Phlower Power" to show off my flower photos.

Those Photo Blogs I submit to are in the sidebar. I hope I've piqued your interest.

Thanks for stopping by........

Jul 7, 2010

Next 'Challenge' is - Personal Challenge

I've decided I need more experience with Photoshop Elements Editing. Not the basic editing.. contrast/lighting/red eye etc., but the artistic editing that I like so much, yet never seem to accomplish. I never seem to have the time! I'll be updating this post and adding my 'artistic challenges' as I finish them.
I best get started...
                                                                                                                                                                    

 Inukshuk Tin Type

This Edit was an easy one. I used the new Smart Brush Tool in PSE 8. Set to Photographic; Tin Type.  I turned down the opacity a bit on it.

Inukshuk is a Canadian Native Inuit 'road/trail sign'.  In simplicity, it says "some one was here" or "you're on the
right path".
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Poudre Cache, CO ~ Before and After I used the Sky enhancement brush. I selected a few places in the sky reflection in the water also.  That's the only enhancement I did, but I think it popped out the other colors also, especially in the water.
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Sunset on Aug 3, 2010 ~  I HAD to enhance the sun in this shot.  This is how the sun looked when I took the picture, but the picture didn't render the sun the same.. it was very washed out. So I played around with Layers and Adjustment Layers to get it to the right color at least. I added some 'Glow' to make it look like the real moment.
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Well, I missed the deadline, I think, to post my favorite "Edit" to the Challenge. Maybe next time. I was busy picking veggies, canning, and freezing. And it's hunting season now!